Short trailer for Ukrainian protest documentary Maidan teases tension


Ukrainian filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa’s newest documentary Maidan will follow in the footsteps of other uprising and protest documentaries and chronicle the events that happened in Maidan Square in Kiev, Ukraine leading up to the forced resignation of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in February, 2014.

At just a little over a minute long, this is really more of a teaser trailer but it gives us a glimpse of what we can expect from the full doc, which is set to premier at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The film’s Cannes premier is also why the subtitles on the trailer are in French. With all the social upheaval that has happened in recent months in Ukraine, Maidan could be an important snapshot of a country in the midst of large changes.

[via IndieWire]